First Year Experience

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YOUR FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE STARTS HERE

All incoming first-year UTSC students are automatically enrolled in the First Year Experience Program! That means that you get access to a dedicated First Year Peer for the full year! You will also have the opportunity to participate in workshops, the First Year Café & First Year Socials!

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  • First Year Peer

  • First Year Peer are upper-year students that help first-year students in their transition to university. Over the summer and throughout the school year, your First Year Peer will contact you via email in order to share resources and to answer your questions. 

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  • First Year Café

  • The First Year Café is a virtual drop-in space for first-year students to chat with First Year Peers, meet fellow first-year students, and to ask questions.
     
  • First Year Socials

  • As a part of the First Year Experience Program, all first-year students are invited to participate in socials & events to meet fellow first-year students. Past socials have included trivia, board games, arts and crafts, and much more!

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  • First Year Workshops

  • First-year students also have the opportunity to participate in workshops related to academic, personal, and life skills development in order to help first-year students with their transition to university. To find out more about events and workshops, visit the Career Learning Network (CLN). CLN is a hub for campus events, on and off-campus jobs and volunteer opportunities, and appointments with campus services.

First Year Learning Communities

First Year Learning Communities help first-year students to make connections within their program of study. First Year Learning Communities are assigned based on UTSC’s programs of study. First Year Learning Communities help first-year students to make connections within their program of study. FLCs meet bi-weekly for workshops, activities and/or social opportunities facilitated by their upper-year FLC Leader. FLCs are divided by program of study, with a maximum of 40 students in each FLC. Discover which FLC is best for you here! 
 
The application period will run from June 1st to August 17th. Applicants will be notified of their status in the program via email following this deadline. Students may continue to apply outside of this deadline. Should you apply outside of this period, you will be added to our waiting list and notified should spaces come available.